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Tag: Workers Day

  • Saturday, May 2nd 2020 - 07:26 UTC

    Chilean police arrested dozens protestors during May Day demonstration

    Similar incidents were reported in the port city of Valparaiso, 120 kilometers west of Santiago, where journalists were among those detained.

    Chilean police on Friday arrested dozens of people, including press photographers, when they broke up a May Day demonstration in the capital Santiago. Demonstrators had gathered in the city's Plaza Italia in defiance of a government prohibition on public gatherings of more than 50 people as part of measures against the coronavirus.

  • Friday, May 1st 2020 - 08:12 UTC

    International Workers Day message from ILO Director General

    With the coronavirus expected loss of the equivalent of 305 million jobs worldwide by mid-year, the stakes have never been higher, according to Guy Ryder<br />

    By Guy Ryder (*) – In the time of coronavirus, the big challenge for most of us is how to protect ourselves and our families from the virus and how to hold on to our jobs. For policymakers, that translates into beating the pandemic without doing irreversible damage to the economy in the process.

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    “It’s Time to Change the Rules”, ITUC May Day Statement 2018

    The ITUC represents 207 million members of 331 affiliates in 163 countries and territories.

    One hundred and fifty years ago, workers in Britain came together to create the world’s first national trade union centre, the TUC, in the city of Manchester. They, and working people in many other places at that time, laid the first foundations for the global trade union movement of today, more than 200 million strong. Ever since those early steps, men and women organizing together have built and grown their unions and changed the course of history.

  • Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 05:42 UTC

    Rousseff pledges “to fight to the end” and some groups anticipate “civil disobedience”

    “If they can do this to me, what will they do to working people?” she asked, announcing a new increase to the family allowance program called Bolsa Familia.

    Brazil's populist president Dilma Rousseff vowed at a protest on Sunday, International Labour Day, that she would go down fighting ahead of what could be her final full week in power before impeachment.

  • Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 12:12 UTC

    Argentine unions take to the streets to protest job cuts and inflation

    ”This is a historic gathering ... We understand that the interests of the workers come before the interests of the union leaders,” said Hugo Moyano

    Argentina’s strongest unions brought thousands of people into the streets Friday to protest high inflation and job cuts in the biggest demonstrations against President Mauricio Macri since he took office in December. Demonstrators waving blue and white Argentine flags flooded the main avenues of Buenos Aires, blocking traffic in a protest that brought together rival unions that put aside differences to protest Macri’s policies.

  • Saturday, April 30th 2011 - 10:03 UTC

    Moyano calls for CFK re-election and wants a finger in companies and Congress

    Argentina’s organized labour leader was the only speaker at the Workers Day rally

    Argentina's powerful organized labour leader Hugo Moyano called for President Cristina Fernandez, CFK, to run for re-election but also asked for greater labour participation in the ballot lists, sharing companies’ profits and seats in the boards of the main corporations.